Dialysis Care in an Emergency

Preparedness for the care of dialysis patients during disasters paid off when Hurricane Harvey dropped turned Houston into lakes.

Variant Predicts PCa Metastasis Timing

Men on ADT for biochemical recurrent disease after primary radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer (PCa) experience more rapid development of metastasis if they have a certain variant allele, according to a new study.

Nephrology-Urology Teamwork Sensible

Notwithstanding the inherent distinctions between urology and nephrology, there are areas in which a teamwork approach can enhance patient care tremendously.

Subclinical CAC Tied to Nephrolithiasis

Nephrolithiasis is associated with coronary artery calcification (CAC) in adults without known coronary heart disease (CHD), researchers reported online ahead of print in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Overuse of PCa Scans Easing?

Efforts by physician groups in recent years to discourage inappropriate use of radiologic imaging for the initial staging of men with newly diagnosed low-risk disease possibly paying off.

Infective Endocarditis Rates High in ESRD

Infective endocarditis frequently occurs in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients and specific subgroups have higher risks, a new study finds.

PCa Patients Dying From Other Causes

The 10-year overall mortality rate among men with non-metastatic prostate cancer (PCa) is about 3 times higher than PCa-specific mortality (PCSM), according to investigators in Norway.

HD Patients Readmitted for Different Reasons

New national data show that hemodialysis (HD) patients have high rates of hospital admissions and readmissions, and for the vast majority of patients, a separate diagnosis prompts readmission.

Balancing Security, Data Access

The challenge with information security is walking the line between tightly securing data and over-relaxing access.

Evaluating Practice Options

Partnering with another organization may provide multiple benefits, including support for participating in new value-based agreements, infrastructure to comply with regulations and access to the capital needed to fund technological investments and growth.

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